Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Waking up before 5:00 is just wrong

I don't know if I've ever gone this long between posts, but I haven't felt like blogging lately. It might have something to do with Ivey waking up for the day between 4:30 and 5:00, and not going to sleep at night until 9 or 10. I used to sometimes wake up early to get a head start on my day in peace, but that would put me waking up at what, 3:45? We think Ivey is teething, but it's frustrating to keep saying that while there is no tooth to show for it. I thought I saw the top corner of one the other day, but it apparently retreated. Can that happen? She has been needy and fussy like never before. During the day she nurses more often than she did as a newborn and barely lets me take my hands off her. I really want to do things! Yesterday I wanted to add a room onto Suzi's cardboard box house and there was a bunch of cleaning to do too. I spent the whole day playing with, holding, and nursing the baby. She even got angry when I sat her on her blanket to run and wash my hands after changing her diaper. I tried putting her in the Ergo once but she wasn't happy with that either. At least I got to read a little of Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves while I held her during her nap. I love it but for some reason it's hard for me to get past the first two or three chapters of parenting books. I keep zoning out and falling asleep.

Suzi and I are attending a local Morning Glory parent-tot group today and every Tuesday for the next six weeks. It has me driving a little out of my comfort zone, but I'm glad. I need to get over my driving phobia, and exposure is the only way it'll happen. I am excited about this group, hoping Suzi and I will both make friends and learn things that will help us in homeschooling. Jordan and I took Ivey to the adult orientation Saturday and she had a great time. She is a different baby when she's around a bunch of people.

Well, I'm off to get ready. I'm hoping it'll be a fun day for my Suzi!


Anonymous said...

Hugs Jenny! I know that these phases are so challenging and consuming. At least you know it will pass.

I'm excited that you're taking the Morning Glory class. Ashley is wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Oh, that's no fun. Those are the mornings I wake up and allow myself to cry into my pillow for 30 seconds.

And I have seen the same teething thing. It drags on and on, they pop in and out, and it's just awful. Teething is not my idea of a good time, and my current toddler seems to be a slow teether, which just drags out the experience.

Unknown said...

I wanted to stop by and say hello from RI. It has been awhile since I have have blogged, too. Even Vicky is not blogging as frequently as she used to. I guess we call are excuse "life" Your girls are so beautiful and getting so big. It seems like only yesterday Ivey was born.

Starting your day between 4:30 and 5:00 must take alot of energy to keep you going all day to 10pm with 2 little ones.

Your local Morning Glory parent-tot group sounds like it is going to be fun. Enjoy your quality time with Suzi.